Rahim Khan Camera Angles Analysis

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The eye level angle is the angle obtained when the camera is positioned towards the subject. This angle creates a natural and realistic approach to the image given the fact, that it is at the observer’s angle, which creates a sensation of seeing the images as the viewer normally will do. This camera angle appears in most of the shots done in scene number twelve. However, it has a big impact on the shot done during Rahim Khan (Shaun Toub) and Amir’s (Khalid Abdalla) conversation. Khaled Hosseini, shows both of the characters to engage into a low intense conversation, both characters talk about how they have been, Rahim’s Khan illness and how Kabul and the country politics have changed. The intensity of the conversation begins to rise when Rahim Khan told to Amir about Hassan and what he did before the Taliban killed him and his wife, leaving a kid orphan. However, the conversation reaches the intensity when Rahim Khan reveals to Amir the real…show more content…
At the same time, it is possible to look that Rahim Khan feels calm but also he feels tired because of his illness. As the shot continues, the audience is able to see that Amir feels proud and excited to show his published book to Rahim Khan, as soon as Rahim Khan reads the dedication, Rahim Khan expression has changed from tired to proud and happy.

Foster keeps the camera at the same high an angle as the conversation continues and the intensity of the dialogue starts to rise. Rahim Khan’s expression changes from happy to serious when he says to Amir the following “I didn’t bring you here to complain about my health. Forgive me Amir, jan. Forgive me for what I have to tell you. Hassan is dead.” Similarly, Amir’s expression changes from happy to serious after he listens the first words, and then it changes in disbelief/sadness when he hears the words “Hassan is dead.” Both actors keep the same expression as the conversation

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